Arbidol - the antiviral drug that acts as an inhibitor of RNA synthesis or antiviral agent for the prevention and treatment of influenza A and B, SARS, hepatitis B and C virus, dengue and respiratory syncytial virus. Arbidol limits the ability of virus to replicate, thereby reducing the duration and severity of the viral infection. Arbidol active against all forms of influenza, including the swine virus (H1N1) and avian (H5N1) influenza.
The drug was developed by scientists, Scientific Research Chemical-Pharmaceutical Institute in Russia for more than twenty years ago. Metabolic and pharmacokinetic studies in animals have shown that arbidol when taken orally is rapidly absorbed and distributed tissues and organs.
Studies show that:
- arbidol has the same antiviral effect as Tamiflu
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and amantadine, but has fewer side effects;
- Arbidol active against multiple strains of influenza RNA;
- Combination therapy arbidol and influenza vaccine is very promising.
According to the testimony of scientists, arbidol no less effective against influenza viruses A and B than adamantine drugs, neuraminidase inhibitors, ribavirin and ribamidil. Studies show that Arbidol has the ability to show a protective antiviral activity against a number of pathogenic respiratory viruses man.
Arbidol contrast to other similar products is its molecular biological effect, the ability to inhibit virus replication at an early stage; The drug acts by altering the regulation of cell metabolism.
Arbidol is an inhibitor of influenza virus A and B. The drug has interfferonindutsiruyushey (contributes to the formation of interferon in the body) and immunomodulatory activity, stimulates the humoral and cellular immune responses
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, Enhances macrophage phagocytic function than increases the body's resistance to viral infections. The therapeutic efficacy of the flu appears to reduce the symptoms of intoxication. Arbidol rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and is distributed in organs and tissues.
Arbidol is used in the following cases:
- for the treatment and prevention of influenza;
- for the treatment and prevention of acute respiratory tract infections;
- for the treatment and prevention of chronic bronchitis
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- for the treatment and prevention of recurrent herpes infection.
Arbidol is also indicated for the prevention of infectious complications and the normalization of the immune status in the postoperative period.
Contraindications and precautions
Arbidol should not be used in the following cases:
- in case of hypersensitivity to the drug;
- in concomitant diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver and kidneys.
Arbidol may cause individual reactions and side effects. In rare cases arbidol causes allergic reactions such as rash, itching, redness and pain. Your doctor may recommend ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Contact your doctor if side effects persist or cause discomfort; in this case, may reduce the dose.
Interaction with other drugs
Before applying arbidol sure to tell your doctor about all medications, supplements Phytopreparations
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That you take. In addition, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medications during treatment arbidol to make sure that they are safe. Arbidol interacts with other antiviral drugs.
Keep arbidol should be at room temperature in a dry, dark place, away from children and pets.
Action arbidol to modern strains of influenza and other viral diseases
According to the latest research conducted in the Institute of Virology, Academy of Medical Sciences, it has been made a preliminary conclusion that Arbidol is effective against influenza A viruses, including a strain of H1N1 («swine" flu). Also proved the effectiveness of Arbidol in the treatment of other viral infections caused by adenoviruses, coronaviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, etc. Antiviral activity of Arbidol was tested not only in Russia but also in independent laboratories abroad (USA, France)
Indications and contraindications to the use of arbidol, side effects associated with its use
Prevention and treatment:
- influenza (A and B, including complications of broncho-pulmonary diseases);
- immunodeficiency caused by various diseases;
- chronic obstructive lung diseases (in the complex therapy);
- chronic herpes infection with frequent exacerbations of the disease;
- postoperative infectious complications and the normalization of immunity;
- acute intestinal infections of enterovirus etiology in children older than 2 years.
Contraindications Arbidol are hypersensitivity to the drug, children under 2 years of age, pregnancy in the first 12 weeks. With care it is used in the second half of pregnancy (only in cases where the intended benefits to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus and newborn), and in severe diseases of the cardiovascular system, kidneys and liver. Apply arbidol inside before a meal.
Side effects are only possible allergic reactions, drug overdose has not been revealed since the average lethal dose for humans - more than 4 g per kg of body weight (one tablet contained 0, 05 and 0 g, 1 g arbidol).
Manufacturers emphasize the fact that arbidol no effect on the central nervous system and can be used prophylactically in healthy persons of various professions, including those requiring special attention and coordination (for example, drivers of vehicles).
Arbidol - perfect preparation for the treatment of viral infections. It gives almost no complications, so it is often used for the treatment of weakened patients and young children. Arbidol - is a drug that should be in the home medicine cabinet, especially if you have kids.